Scilab exponential interpolation

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Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

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Howard, I think you are way off in your thinking. I don't know who told you that interpolation only has to be simple, or only linear, or... but whoever it was, they were lying to you :-) The complexity, accuracy, etc. of the interpolation is only limited by the knowledge of the user regarding the process and it can *definitely* be used to interpolate functions of higher than first degree.

I would recommend that you read up on the subject. There are a few sources posted here, but if you want, I can provide you with some more.

After you familiarize yourself with the concept, post back here so we can have an informed discussion.
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Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

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PLeonat wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:32 am Howard, I think you are way off in your thinking. I don't know who told you that interpolation only has to be simple, or only linear, or... but whoever it was, they were lying to you :-) The complexity, accuracy, etc. of the interpolation is only limited by the knowledge of the user regarding the process and it can *definitely* be used to interpolate functions of higher than first degree.

I would recommend that you read up on the subject. There are a few sources posted here, but if you want, I can provide you with some more.

After you familiarize yourself with the concept, post back here so we can have an informed discussion.
BTW, here is a document that might help you.
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Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

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PLeonat wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:32 am Howard, I think you are way off in your thinking. I don't know who told you that interpolation only has to be simple, or only linear, or... but whoever it was, they were lying to you The complexity, accuracy, etc. of the interpolation is only limited by the knowledge of the user regarding the process and it can *definitely* be used to interpolate functions of higher than first degree.

I would recommend that you read up on the subject. There are a few sources posted here, but if you want, I can provide you with some more.

After you familiarize yourself with the concept, post back here so we can have an informed discussion.
Sure, if you don't like what I post, then *I* need to familiarize myself with the concept and come back to discuss it :-)

That's so typical of people who think they know better, but actually don't. I am plenty familiar with interpolating, trust me. And, I stand by what I said before, it's primarily good for getting estimates for processes that can be described by simple functions.
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Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

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Howard, you post some funny stuff and I am not sure if you are doing just to get a rise from people, or you really don't understand this concept.

Oh, well. I'll leave it alone.
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Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

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Jim, don't pay attention to him. Howard will find something negative in everything that's posted here. You know the type...
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Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

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Ditto!

Interpolation is misunderstood and misused by many, unfortunately :-(
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KimChin wrote: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:24 am Interpolation is misunderstood and misused by many, unfortunately
And so is regressions (they go hand-in-hand).
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